15.3.11

i like this thing of writing by andrew worthington.


also, sergio martinez recently stopped sergiy dzindziruk in their middleweight bout. this, coupled with sergio "maravilla" martinez's last few bouts (ko paul williams, win over pavlik, and questionable match with cintron) has many in the boxing world talking about p4p best. while i certainly see the talent in martinez, i'm not ready to accept a high p4p ranking. why? well, simply stated, the measure of hype is not a standard of p4p rankings. yes, he beat pavlik. however, pavlik was an alcoholic at the time. yes, he beat williams, but are we ready to accord williams such greatness? dzindziruk: talented yes, but a smaller man. maravilla martinez has accrued more hype than substance, though the substance is there. one can't help but wonder how he'd match up against a true middleweight/super middleweight like: lucian bute, carl froch, andre ward, james kirkland et cetera. even someone like arthur abraham could be a viable contender. also, he's against moving up in weight. p4p means taking challenges like that. bottom line, maravilla is no joke, and his speed and unorthodox style will prove difficult for any opponent. but, let's just wait and let future bouts decide.

4 comments:

Andrew James Weatherhead said...

my friend went to high school with kelly pavlik. she said he fingered one of her friends.

sam pink said...

damn that's awesome. if like, you talk to your friend, and she talks to her friend who got fingered, and that friend still has contact with pavlik, tell her to tell her to tell him that i think he can beat martinez.

Joey Martin said...

Dude i don't know anything bout boxing but you seem to be on your shit man.

Stephen Tully Dierks said...

hey sam, fuckin thanks for linking that andrew worthington.

i was already aware of the guy, but i hadnt read thru that whole story til now. enjoyed it, esp the bit about wishing he could draw so he could make drawings in place of every sentence or phrase or word